How can you tell if your pain is sciatica?
Sciatica pain is asymmetrical, meaning it rarely affects both sides of the body at the same time. The specific spot of the sciatic nerve being compressed will determine to a significant degree the type and intensity of pain you will feel. Most people with sciatica live with daily pain which over time can significantly impact their overall quality of life. Sciatica can potentially transform your daily chores into insurmountable obstacles. Sciatica pain can clear on its own but more often than not, if left untreated, worsens over time. Therefore it is crucial that we learn to differentiate Sciatic nerve pain from other types of back pain.
Visit Kane and Kendall Spine Management and ask for a sciatic checkup if:
- You experience pain that runs down from the back or buttocks into your legs and feet.
- You experience pain accompanied by numbness or tingling in your extremities.
- You experience severe pain down the back of only one leg.